Babar Azam and Liam Livingstone of Karachi Kings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 15th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Peshawar Zalmi’s previous game against Islamabad United got abandon due to rain. Now, they will lock horns with Karachi Kings on Monday. They boast a strong batting line up that comprises of  Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton Liam Livingstone, who would be eager to get back on the field and register a clinical win for their team.

Moreover, Haider Ali is in red hot form with the bat, who has done an impressive job in the previous games. Moreover, Peshawar Zalmi has some big names in their bowling line up with the likes of Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali and Rahat Ali. And, they form a formidable pace attack that can restrict the opponent on a nominal score.

Karachi Kings are currently on the fifth position with only two points in their three games. They have players like Babar Azam, Alex Hales, who have earned their reputation as one of the biggest match-winners in the shorter format. So, they are expected to come out with some convincing show against Peshawar Zalmi.

Meanwhile, the team management might replace Awais Zia. a domestic player, who had done an amazing job in the previous games. But their bowling looks pretty on the mark that has some brilliant fast bowlers like Mohammad Amir and Chris Jordan that can grab wickets in a critical situation of the match.

Weather Condition/Report

The temperature in Rawalpindi on the matchday is expected to be on a cooler side with no chances of rain. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 7 to 11 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 9 and 24 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.


Pitch Condition/Report

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has so far gone into the favour of batsmen and the same is expected in the upcoming game between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings. The batters will get the liberty to play their strokes quite effortlessly without any struggle. But, later on, the spinners will have their says, who will get some turn from the wicket. The side winning the toss will look to bat on this ground to be on the safer side.

Average first innings score: 174 (T20 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Karachi Kings:

Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan/Awais Zia, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (C), Chris Jordan, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan

Bench – Ali Khan, Usama Mir, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Rizwan, Awais Zia, Mitchell McClenaghan, Arshad Iqbal

Peshawar Zalmi:

Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton (WK), Mohammad Mohsin, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Daren Sammy (C), Lewis Gregory, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan

Bench – Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Carlos Brathwaite, Imam-ul-Haq, Adil Amin, Umar Amin, Aamir Ali


Top Picks

Kamran Akmal has scored a total of 173 runs in his four games with the help of one ton. He is going to be a hot-favourite pick for any Dream11 Fantasy team. Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam cannot be ignored while picking any fantasy team. Umaid Asif has done an impressive job with the ball so far in PSL 2020. he should be picked in Dream11 Fantasy team from the bowlers’ category.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone

Vice-captain Options – Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton (VC)

Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Alex Hales, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Lewis Gregory

Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Chris Jordan

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Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal (C), Tom Banton

Batsmen – Iftikhar Ahmed, Alex Hales (VC), Liam Livingstone, Daren Sammy

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Lewis Gregory

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, Hasan Ali

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Expert Advice

It is going to be a high scoring game looking forward to the batting firepower of both the teams. So, the user can go with more number of batsmen than bowlers in their fantasy team.

User Tips: The user can go with the combination of two wicketkeepers, four batsmen, two all-rounders and three bowlers.

Probable Winners:

Peshawar Zalmi is expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.